nsfas requirements


NSFAS is the National Student Financial Aid Scheme which is a government loan and bursary fund for students through the NSFAS fundingNSFAS application and registration opens in the later part of the year for students with the NSFAS closing date usually being in the next calendar year.

NSFAS gives bursaries to students from poor and working class backgrounds which goes beyond just paying for your fees. They’ll also pay for your registration, accommodation, transport, books through NSFAS allowances.

So what are the NSFAS requirements?

The most important requirement is that your household income should come to R350 000 or less per year. This means that if you add up everyone’s salaries in your house for the year and it comes to over R350 000, you won’t qualify.

Using myNSFAS, students and future students can submit their NSFAS online application for a NSFAS bursary. 

Careers Portal has everything you need to know about NSFAS, NSFAS applications and NSFAS allowances.

Continued student funding is understood to be crucial if you are a tertiary student looking to complete your studies and secure your qualification. With this in mind, here’s the NSFAS closing application deadline for the 2022 second trimester if you're a TVET college student.

If you are a student who is currently enrolled at one of the country's public TVET colleges and qualify for NSFAS student funding, you will be pleased to know that applications for the 2022 second trimer are officially open. Submit your application following the procedures detailed below. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is responsible for the DHET Bursary Scheme, what we call the NSFAS bursary. NSFAS bursary applications will open tomorrow for Trimester 2 bursaries.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, what we know as NSFAS, just had another issue come knocking on their door as one of their platforms are out of order. NSFAS regularly uses this platform to relay updates to students.

Are you looking for funds to help with your tertiary studies? The National Student Financial Aid Scheme, or NSFAS for short, might be the solution. Have a closer look to see which courses they approve funding for and which ones they don't.

Due to a glitch, students funded by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme would have received a message. Nsfas has now addressed this and gave students further instructions.

NSFAS has played an important role in advancing the lives of tertiary students throughout the country since its establishment. There have been several events that have shaped the current state of the bursary scheme.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has stated that enrolments from students seeking funding for higher education studies has increased. More students are applying to NSFAS for financial assistance, yet those who have gained successful entry into the government entity still wait for their funds to be released. 

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) does not only cover tuition fees and accommodation, but it also looks after the needs of students through the provision of allowances that are paid out on a regular basis. 


There is a very short window of time left for students who are yet to submit their 2022 Second Semester NSFAS applications, as today marks their last chance to do so. It is therefore advised that they apply as soon as possible.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) funds public university and college students who are financially unable to pay for their tuition fees. While the aim is to provide financial assistance, the bursary scheme only covers students for a certain number of years.


Second Semester NSFAS applications for TVET college students have been open since Monday 4 July, so if you are yet to submit your application you have a very limited amount of time to do so.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) received an allocation of R47.3 billion to fund public university and college students. It has been found that there are issues with student registrations which have resulted in Higher Education calling for students to take necessary steps to resolve the issues that have surfaced.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) requires students to meet their requirements in order to continue funding their tertiary studies. Here are reasons why NSFAS reversed your funding. 

Do you need to apply for NSFAS to fund your trimester 3 studies? Below is a guide on how to complete the application process.

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) is a government-funded financial aid scheme that has the aim of assisting students that are unable to afford and pursue tertiary education due to finances. But, does NSFAS fund your semester studies? 


The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) Trimester 2 applications open annually for students who are studying at TVET colleges. Avoid stressing about whether NSFAS will continue funding your studies and make sure you complete your application when applications are open.

If you are a NSFAS funded student studying at Unisa then you might be wondering how to obtain your allowances using the university's new electronic funds transfer (EFT) process. Here is how to do so. 

NSFAS has various application cycles for students studying at TVET colleges, here is how to apply for NSFAS funding to cover Semester 1 studies. 

Students studying at TVET Colleges and interested in applying to NSFAS to cover their studies in Semester 2 may do so now as applications are currently open. Here is how students can apply.